After wandering higher for the past two weeks, mortgage rates reversed course, pulling back to near yearly lows. The retreat began last week after the Federal Reserve met and expressed concerns about the economy.
U.S. stocks opened higher on Thursday as oil rose for the first time this week, helping boost energy shares, and investors awaited the monthly jobs data on Friday.
A fuel cell used to capture and sequester carbon emissions, at the headquarters of FuelCell Energy in Danbury, Conn. Credit Christopher Capozziello for The New York Times.
L Brands Inc. LB -10.69 % on Thursday posted sales growth below expectations amid continued weakness at its Victoria's Secret business, which the company said last month that it would restructure.
Service on the South Bay's light rail system was severely delayed Thursday morning due to an overnight standoff with a man who climbed on top of a train and refused to come down for more than five hours and counting, officials said.